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April 2010

What’s Growing On

Spread your roots across the city in gardens that thrive on a little community TLC

Brookgreen Gardens
Get down and dirty with more than 300 volunteers in the year-round operation and preservation of this National Historic Landmark. (843) 235-6048,

Children’s Garden Project
Youngsters dig in to area neighborhoods as part of a hands-on learning experience. Plant a seed, watch it grow, then take home what’s flourished! (843) 478-3748,

Fields to Families
Be a leader in the field by harvesting fruits and vegetables at a farm or cultivating crops at home in an effort to end hunger. (843) 388-2487,

Park Angels
Make our parks your pet project by joining the Charleston Parks Conservancy movement to revitalize public green spaces. (843) 724-5003,

Philip Simmons Children’s Garden
Help grow a garden from the ground up. Begun in 2001, this work in progress is embedded with statues and Simmons’ wrought-iron fences. (843) 830-4674,
Stewards of Hampton Park
Green your thumb at the City Greenhouse, where your garden skills will blossom. Sow seeds alongside horticulturists, propagate annuals, and learn as you go. (843) 958-6434,

—Jennifer Salane